Our bodies were not biologically designed for the eating and working habits we persistently expose it to. Although Homo sapiens are omnivorous, the predominantly fleshy and fatty diet (which is popular in many Western countries) take its metabolic toll. The sedentary lifestyle, added with the increased automation and energy saving processes modern life affords, leads to a progressive wasting of our muscles, leading to further health problems. A good diet is the first step towards good health, and many falter at this first step itself due to misconceptions, wrong information, bad eating habits, and other reasons.
Dieting is the practice or habit of eating (and drinking) in a regulated fashion, usually with the aim of losing weight. It is also used in some cases to gain weight or to regulate the amounts of certain nutrients entering the body. It usually involves a non-traditional diet. Weight loss through dieting is all about ‘energy in’ and ‘energy out’, and a control over this direction. The dieting proper takes care of the ‘energy in’ factor, while lifestyle changes, exercises, etc take care of the ‘energy out’ factor. Food restriction due to religious, ethical or other reasons are not dieting, nor is vegetarianism, or other extreme conditions associated with calorie restriction, like anorexia, or bulimia. Today, people are very conscious about diets and proper eating habits, and healthy diet, exercise, dietary supplements are becoming popular. At the same time surgeries (liposuction, bariatric surgery, gastric bypass, stomach stapling, laparoscopy) are becoming common procedures.
This section of the webdirectory provides comprehensive information about diets and exercises, and about places providing dietary and weight loss procedures and regimes.